Friday, December 5, 2008

So pretty...Healing Barsanti

If anyone ever asked me what my ideal home would look like, I would mention any home by Healing Barsanti. Besides having the coolest name ever, they're the most talented designers (sorry, Miles Redd, I still love your style). The design team of Patricia Healing and Dan Barsanti work out of Connecticut and have a website up but no online portfolio yet ( get on the ball, H.B.!)
I first heard of them through Desire to Inspire which is where these color edged photos come from.

They were involved with the 2007 Kips Bay showhouse and I found a great interview and pictures of that project at House Beautiful's website. They created this Luxe Lounge below and freely admitted that everything in the room was 'expensive'. I hate when high-end designers try to justify and downplay their prices; if it's expensive -admit it! This lively assortment of furniture pops against the natural walls!
The space was to be a cozy refuge for the owner's favorite possessions to spend time in with friends. The colors are beautiful, bright and clear, against a neutral backdrop.
Not as much my taste perhaps but equally lovely, is an old farmhouse in Connectitcut which was featured in House Beautiful favorite part of the house is probably this cozy reading nook in the family room. 'Cozy' is a word they seem to use a lot to describe their work.Again with the colored furniture against a neutral backdrop. I'm seeing a theme.......The beauty of this is you switch out the accessories or upholstery when you tire of the color.It's very last year, but I still love this birch tree wallpaper. Such a cozy guest room!

Probably my favorite shade of blue (I have this in my own apartment!), this little seating area around the fireplace is the best place to cuddle up with a good book and a drink on a cold night. I hope to see more of this duo in the future!!


ALL THE BEST said...


Things That Inspire said...

I love Healing Barsanti. They used to have a website with pictures, but the under construction has been on the site for a VERY long time!

I have an acquaintance who moved from Atlanta to Westport, CT. She was very concerned to be leaving her Atlanta designer, so I recommended that she call Healing Barsanti. I am not sure if she ever did, but that is her loss!

I look forward to the launch of the website, I have not seen any recent pictures of their work.

Renée Finberg said...

I am with you on this one.

clean and classic.


Wannabe A said...

Hi, black&white decorations, like the one with birch wallpaper you show are now very popular. But actually I don´t know if they are cozys for a dwelling. Better for a restaurant or a hotel.
Your dream bedroom you show on right, with the panoramic wallpaper it's also one of my favourite rooms in the world...I supose you have taken the pictue from "private views", the stunning book.
Congratulations for your magnificient blog.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Thanks Wannabe. I agree about the wallpaper not being very cozy, probably the color of it: all cool tones.
Clean and Classic -thats what I like, Renee!!
TTI, I wonder if your friend ever did call HB, if so I'm sure you would have heard. That would be a great place to see I'm sure!

Michelle said...

Very well considered the blue colour, and the woods wallpaper as well.

Not sure about that round window being off center and so close to the wall in that adorable nook though.

The Arch. and IDesign combination that you bring us is so fabulous :)


ArchitectDesign™ said...

Michelle, I totally agree with you about that round window; that would drive me NUTS! As an architect, it's always a struggle for windows on walls like that. Do you align it on the center of the exterior wall or the interior wall? It would be right up against the wall of one, obviously the architect chose to make it look right on the exterior which hurt the interior.
Thanks so much for your compliments, one and all :-) I just post what interests me, hoping others will find it interesting too!

Anonymous said...

Dont drop Miles Redd for H&B they are just not in the same category. Your love of MR shows a true understanding of an original talent and is a credit to your own talented vision!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Thanks Jack, he'll always be my first love. I just wish he'd update his website so I could get some new images!!

Anonymous said...

By the way I totally adore your on going architectural tour of the lesser know buildings of DC, Pittsburgh and everywhere else. Its loads of fun and such a treat.
Thank you!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Thanks, Jack, the comments and encouragement help! sometimes I don't know if people are getting bored with my tours or if they enjoy them!

Tess Kincaid said...

LOVE IT!! Very tranquil and harmonious.

My Notting Hill said...

Great post - the green color of the curtains in the living room is so beautiful.

hello gorgeous said...

Love this last room. I was also going to comment on your dream bedroom. It's David Netto and one of my all-time favorites as well.